Remembering T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019)


T. Boone Pickens

Texas Woman’s University community remembers T. Boone Pickens, the legendary businessman and philanthropist, for his generosity to our university and our students. Pickens passed away on Sept. 11, 2019, at the age of 91. 

In 2006, Pickens contributed funds toward the construction of TWU’s new Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, which bears his name. Additionally, he provided money for scholarships.

“A key objective of my philanthropy is advancing health and medical research and care,” Pickens said in 2005. “To achieve quality health care, a skilled nursing community is vital, and I am impressed with what TWU is doing in this field.” 

Thanks to Pickens’ contributions, Texas Woman’s University opened its new eight-story, 190,000-square-foot Dallas Center in 2011. In 2015, Pickens toured the facility, which gave TWU students, faculty and staff an opportunity to express their gratitude for his transformative gift that made the state-of-the-art Dallas facility possible.

Chancellor Feyten shaking hands with T. Boone Pickens

“T. Boone Pickens' legacy includes not only the significant financial support of our Dallas campus but also, on a more individual level, of our students’ success through scholarships,” said TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten.”He will always be remembered as a friend of the university and of the Texas Woman’s mission more broadly.”


Page last updated 6:10 PM, September 11, 2019